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Cynthia Curtis (Hicks), A183502, US7875087

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About Cynthia Curtis, A183502, US7875087

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Cynthia but close family know me as Cindy (NOT Cyndee or Cindie or Cindee or, G-d forbid, "Cin"! But I prefer Cynthia and my mother said I corrected HER when she called me Cindy! lol My father always called me Ninny because my little sister called me that. He was and will always be my hero. He is the reason I can truly believe in and accept a Supreme being we call FATHER.

Shilombish Na Hoya = Spirit Seeker (Ancestor Hunter) is a name I was given because I have LOST my tribe. It was a toss up between that and Go-getter or Fire brand and I accept that I am often seen as such. I AM a fire brand...and so are many of the people I respect the most. If you will "stand for nothing, you will fall for anything" is a truism, in my humble opinion.

If you SEE I have been in your trees, it is very likely that I am:
1) Helping a stranger
2) Trying to connect a DNA match.



A183502 Ancestry, US7857087 23&Me, TN491427C1 Super kit

My mito is U4c1a. My mom's brother Mason's is U4c1. I have no idea why I have the a but suppose it mutated in me?
My father's mito: U5b2a1 (deduced from a first cousin who descends from my paternal aunt)
Hicks Y haplo is I-PF4088 (my brother's son tested at 23&me and FamilytreeDNA for me) (The FtDNA result calls it I-P37)
Emerson Y haplo is I-M253


  • Cheraw Nation, Non-Profit Member, was an honorary title... I am an ancestral granddaughter of "Old Cheraw" on BOTH sides but I have chosen to decline the title.

Paternal: Priscilla Champion (Moore), Old Cheraw Maternal: James Holland, (Old Cheraw)



My Native American and my African roots are five generations back and further but they are in my heart <3 and they are why I search daily.
I WELCOME collaboration on these and other lines and am dedicated to having a DNA proved tree.

I have not joined any genealogical societies. My focus is on brick wall breaking and tree building.


Honeycutt is my biggest DNA matching surname by far and I share "525 DNA matches" at Ancestry that suggest we share Moses John "Pioneer" Honeycutt 'Pioneer' Moses Honeycutt. I have disconnected from him for now due to difficulty further down the tree and he currently shows as my 6th great uncle... I MISS him! But a factual tree is so very important <3
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SASSY CINDY was my High School nickname and at least one peer named a child Cynthia after me ;)

In Nursing school, I was class Vice-President & they called me "Research"

I have been accused of "Keeping it REAL"

I am a BIG fan of "Do the Right Thing" ...I also like "DO NO HARM... (but take no B.S.)"

Geni is a tool for discovering one's trees but a tool is only as good as those wielding it...Don't be a tool when playing in the Geni playground ;)

My father was career ARMY & my HERO. He loved my mother. All her siblings either served in the military, were married to military, or went to college (in a day when MOST people did not finish grade school, much less High School) and my father personally assisted with their University tuition. Together, they were something. I did THIS for them... and now that they are gone, I do this for ME.

I don't "HATE" my Plantagenet roots and I am a PROUD descendant of Native Americans, African Americans, Jamestowne AND the "20 and Odd" as well as immigrants arriving in the 1800’s. My ancestors were from all walks of life and of many religions. I am descended from Ashkenazi as well as Sephardic Jews (Solomon Israel, paternal) and I have French Huguenot ancestors on both sides (paternal: Jean "John" Briquet; maternal: Jacob Michaux). I have grandparents who were NA (too many to tag) and grands who were killed by NA (John Roberts and his wife Sarah), grands who were slaves (still looking to connect the dots) as well as grands who were slave holders. My 3rd great grandfather John Dick Swaim fought and died wearing the grey uniform of the Confederacy in the Battle of Shiloh https://www.geni.com/projects/Battle-of-Shiloh/4169 while my 2nd great grandfather William J Hicks survived the terrible Andersonville Prison https://www.geni.com/projects/Andersonville-Camp-Sumpter-Military-Prison-Camp/24063 fighting on the side of the Union, wearing blue. We don't choose our ancestors. We have no say in where or when or the circumstance of our birth.

Keep your racism and bigotry and prejudice far far away from me.



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My original 23&me ethnicity map 2019